"The reputation he gained through his years of public service and professional work in the legal community is forever damaged," Bush said. "His wife and young children have also suffered immensely. He will remain on probation. The significant fines imposed by the judge will remain in effect. The consequences of his felony conviction on his former life as a lawyer, public servant and private citizen will be long-lasting."I'm sure he does.
A spokeswoman for Cheney said simply, "The vice president supports the president's decision."
Oh yeah, and P.S.? As Otto Man points out, Paris Fucking Hilton spent more time behind bars than Scooter Libby ever will.
Also, Bush, yet again, shows the world how little he respects the rule of law --- except when it works to the benefit of him and his people.
UPDATE 10:43 p.m.: My astute and highly esteemed BARBARian colleague, Paperwight, brings home the fact that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.